RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Our Copperhead Ale is a copper colored German-style Altbier, with a light, malty sweetness and a pronounced hop flavor. Alt is the German word for old, referring to the older style of ale brewing. Altbier is Germanys pale ale. Copperhead Ale is top-fermented, making it an ale and it has a medium body. It has hints of maltiness and hoppiness in its aroma, with a definite hop flavor and a medium hop bitterness. Altbier is predominately brewed in the northern part of Germany, especially Dusseldorf and gets its "sweet roast" flavor and copper color from caramunich malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a medium copper color with a small slightly dense head. A light sweet caramel malt flavor with a slight tang citrus finish that lingers just a little. Soft carbonation and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2008
12oz - Clear dark orange, thin off white disappearing head. Toasted grainy caramel nose with a slight biscusity popcorn undertone. Light roasted caramel malt flavors are balanced on just a touch of earthy citric hops. Light bodied with a soft bittersweet finish. Not awful as the score might indicate, but nothing to write home about either. Probably better with food...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quirkmeister (7) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
Another beer to sample while in Annapolis. Pours well from bottle or tap. Can be found in several locations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Draft pint at Green Leafe Cafe. Bronzed amber with virtually no head and only barley carbonated. Light stealthy aroma (not much of one at all). Crisp and tangy with an apple-like bite, underlying caramel and a finish thats mysteriously empty of flavor. The tangy bite lingers. This even-keeled beer was good with my patty melt. (#3146, 10/19/2007) <<Re-rated from a bottle ... much better body, decent head, and a good mouthfeel. Confirms that Green Leafe can serve old beer.>>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a deep amber, with a slight white head. Aroma and flavor are primarily of light caramel malt, and a slight bitter hoppiness. The mouthfeel seemed a bit flat. Not bad, but not great either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (6217) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle: Poured a deep clear copper color beer with a nice foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt is bit weak. Taste is dominated by some light caramel malt and some unrefined grain or adjunct that is not too pleasant. Body is a bit light with some good carbonation. I was under the impression that this was an amber ale until I check on the website and noticed that this was an attempt at an Altbier definitely off-style but fortunately I dont rate to style .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2007
This ale pours a nice copper with a pretty decently primed head. The notes are light and malty. The flavors show a crsip and hoppy flavor which offers a nice balance between the crispness and the bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 This is the beer that turned me on to good craft beer. I know its a bit ironic considering that this is not much of a craft beer. Until I had a pint of this a few years back I used to think that Guinness was the best thing around. I havent been able to duplicate my experience with this or any other Fordham product, but it opened the door for me and for that I give it a lot of credit. Its not as bad as the ratings may indicate here. I suggest you try it only if you happen to find yourself in the Rams Head Tavern though...not worth going out of your way for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (5236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Draft. Clear copper with small head. Pretty malty, but some nice grapefruit hoppiness tingle keeps it interesting on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a medium yellow color with a fizzy, off-white head that again, quickly dissipates. As with the last offereing, there is little to no lacing. Body settles clear with a much darker, light to medium amber hue with a slight haze. Aroma is moderately malty with hints of molasses. Initial taste is moderately bitter, finishing a light bitter finish with a short duration. Light on the mouth, it has a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Reviewed on January 4th, 2007.

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